introduced the Farm Opportunities Loan Program in 2005 and administers
the program with Cal Coastal Rural Development, a non-profit Community Development Financial
Institution, and USDA Farm Service Agency certified lender. FarmLink’s loan program targets small
farmers seeking loans up to $100,000 for operating and infrastructure, and farm purchase loans up
to $250,000 with Cal Coastal (total limit $1.6 million). This program complements FarmLink’s
technical assistance, training, and services connecting farmers with land opportunities.